DUANESBURG - A New Jersey man rolled his car on Interstate 88 in Duanesburg Monday and witnesses reported seeing him stash bags behind nearby trees prior to police arrival, state police said.
The inside the bags, troopers later discovered, were magic mushrooms and other drugs, state police said. One of the witnesses, troopers said, was a state police investigator.
The incident happened just after 4 p.m. near Exit 24 in Duanesburg, state police said.
Troopers responded after receiving several 911 calls about the rollover. The driver, identified as Daniel Intile, 29, of Belmar, N.J. got out, apparently unharmed, and began hiding bags behind pine trees near the crash scene.
The state police investigator witness determined Intile was discarding illegal drugs from inside his vehicle, troopers said. In all, troopers allege Intile possessed hallucinogenic mushrooms, Ketamine and Ecstasy.
A state police drug recognition responded and determined Intile was impaired by drugs, state police said.
Intile was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence, felonies, along with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and operating while impaired by drugs, misdemeanors.
Intile was arraigned and ordered held on $10,000 bail.